Difference in time to detection: a simple method to differentiate catheter-related from non-catheter-related bloodstream infection in immunocompromised pediatric patients.

@article{Gaur2003DifferenceIT,
  title={Difference in time to detection: a simple method to differentiate catheter-related from non-catheter-related bloodstream infection in immunocompromised pediatric patients.},
  author={Aditya H. Gaur and Patricia M. Flynn and Mary Anne Giannini and Jerry L. Shenep and Randall T. Hayden},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={
          469-75
        }
}
Current methods for diagnosis of catheter-related infection (CRI) are cumbersome and may require removal of the central venous catheter (CVC). A prospective study was conducted to validate the difference in time to detection (DTD) of cultures of blood samples obtained simultaneously from a peripheral vein (PV) and from the CVC for differentiation of CRI and non-CRI. During a 15-month period, 9 episodes were categorized as CRI and 24 as non-CRI. The median DTD for patients with CRI was… CONTINUE READING
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